Garden of Remembrance, Dublin

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
Find a quiet place to sit and reflect at Garden of Remembrance, a garden designed by Daithi Hanly and a memorial dedicated to the lives lost for the cause of Irish freedom. Look for the sunken water feature in the shape of a cross, as well as the memorial's focal point, a statue called "Children of Lir" by Oisin Kelly. Queen Elizabeth II visited in 2011 and laid a wreath here. Make Garden of Remembrance part of your personalized Dublin itinerary using our Dublin holiday planner.
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  • I think we who were not at the time it did have a little trouble understanding what the time involved. All that these freedom fighters and their families have endured because they believed a conviction about something better. We in our time sometimes need to be reminded of this. Worth a visit even if there is a certain sadness over the site.
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  • The Garden of Remembrance is worth a visit if only for a few moments if you happen to be in the Parnell Square area. The sculpture of the Children of Lir is absolutely fantastic but view from this poi...  read more »
  • Having seen a picture of the gardens online before visiting, it was a bit disappointing to see repair work going on with cordoned off metal fences on at least 1/3rd of the area, some of the planting w...  read more »
  • On a sunny day, not that we get many, this is wonderful place to visit and relax and as such it is very popular with locals and visitors to the city centre. It is also the starting point for many protest marches so sometimes you may see local politics in action. Despite some reviews that I have seen the place is safe and I have never encountered anti-social behaviour. This garden is usually packed but today I was the only person there which felt a bit strange. Over the last few years every time that I visited there has been construction ongoing which can be a bit annoying but one good thing that has resulted from this work is that they have installed a ramp and a lift to allow wheelchair access to all sections of the park. Queen Elizabeth II laid a wreath in the Garden of Remembrance during her state visit in May 2011. The Garden of Remembrance is a memorial garden in Dublin dedicated to the memory of "all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom". It is located in the northern fifth of the former Rotunda Gardens in Parnell Square, a Georgian square at the northern end of O'Connell Street. The garden, which I really like, is in the form of a sunken cruciform water-feature. The focal point is a statue of the Children of Lir by Oisín Kelly, symbolising rebirth and resurrection, added in 1971.
  • Its so quiet and so near to Dublin's city centre . Its very easy to relax here . The Hugh Lane gallery is just across the road which is free and has toilets and a lovely restaurant .
  • No disabled or buggy access when I visited with the baby in a buggy so not much use. Looked like the lift was either in repair or being fitted. Other than that though I looked tranquil in the middle of the city.
  • Incredible, somber and touching. There's a silence around this that's fitting for the memorial.
  • Beautiful spot but was under refurbishment so could not get the full atmospheric experience i hoped for
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